Today I took off from work to renew my passport which expired October of last year. I've been procrastinating for such a long time that I realized that I really have to renew it NOW because it takes 6 weeks for them to send it back. Plus, I can't buy my ticket home if I don't have a valid passport. Panic..panic! Anways.. going back.. renewing wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. You know, long lines and everything. Probably because today is Tuesday and I came in early... The Philippine Consulate opens at 9 am and I came in around 9:30 am. Just make sure that if you are going to renew, get all requirements done so that you won't get delayed.
List of requirements:
1. Download the renewal form and fill it up.
2. A copy of the front and back of the passport, then the visa with which you used to come in the US.
3. 3 pictures with royal blue background. (I have mine taken there which cost about $10.00)
4. Pay renewal fee of $50.
5. Choose if you want to pick it up or have them mail it to you for a cost of $6.00
Everything went smoothly. So glad I'm done with it. Just need to wait for the renewed passport then I can purchase my plane ticket. Soooo excited to go home! =)